Unidentified elements

Ted Molczan (molczan@home.com)
Mon, 4 Oct 1999 01:42:04 -0400

Russell Eberst spotted an unknown object on 24 Sep 99 UTC. He has observed five
points through 02 Oct 99 UTC, from which Pierre Neirinck has derived the
following accurate elements:

99267A           0.0  0.0  0.0  5.6 v
1 99267U 99267  A 99275.87061610  .00026011  00000-0  52918-2 0    18
2 99267  98.1382 330.5437 0108669   0.1138 359.8886 14.57432931    00

I have not been able to identify the object using findsat and recent elements
compilations.

The decay rate is very high for a perigee of 629 km, indicating a large
area:mass ratio.

Ted Molczan